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#1 Cap Henry

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:28 AM

Something new for me, started building some drag cars. These cars have all been for my and my significant other. Feel free to ask any questions!
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#2 Cap Henry

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:31 AM

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66 Nova, Mid-America Heavy Narrow Nose Stainless Back. This car had to get a split front axle as the front axle ran over top of the guide due to the short nose on the body.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:33 AM

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Dom’s Charger from Fast and the Furious. ESR kit. This car is super consistent.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:34 AM

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Fox Body Mustang on a DCR chassis. This was the nicest kit to build yet. One of my favorite cars.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:53 AM

If you are gonna be a drag racer, this thread needs more 48p gears and resistors :D


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:08 AM

Lol you arent the first person to tell me that. Ill try them on a car here soon I have plenty to build between retro builds
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 06:57 PM

Nice builds.


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:52 PM

Nice 66 Nova!!!
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:33 PM

I have another sweet one in the works 😉 lol

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 08:37 AM

1989 Taurus SHO on a WRP Chassis
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Posted 24 January 2021 - 01:57 PM

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1971 Plymouth Cuda, custom front bumper and rear wing. Mid America Brass Nose, Mid America spring steel back, Mid America Wheel Set.

Ive been testing different size outside wires, so far the .059 outside rails seem to be the most consistent cars.


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:30 PM

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First Wheelie Bar car I built. WRP kit, Tes, my girlfriend, did the body. I’m not a “details” guy, but I was happy with the front axle and wishbone details


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:32 PM

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1979 Pinto Wagon. This body sat around for years with no chassis, finally put a chassis under it.


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:34 PM

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1968 Dodge Dart on an all stainless Mid America kit. This was done to be the vintage version of my personal 13’ Dodge Dart. So far this is my most successful car with my first semi final appearance lol


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:37 PM

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A 1970 Pontiac Firebird done in Marine colors, my GF Tes is a Marine Vet so this was very special to her and was stuck on a WRAP chassis as it’s owned by a veteran!


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Posted 25 December 2021 - 11:05 PM

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New Nova I did just to build something. Scrivener Chassis, Mid-America Win Lite wheels, not sure who did the body. Car seemed super consistent, left it for my dad to try racing.


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 05:03 AM

Nice builds Cap


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 09:08 AM

Beautiful work cap.
This is some inspiration as I have been wanting to build a slip joint full body car chassis. I've been looking over different setups over the years and like some of those heavier nose pieces you are using like the one from Mid-America raceway.

Any preferences like does it work better with a longer body or the hinge in any specific area and the sliders further up or back?
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Posted 26 December 2021 - 09:32 AM

Why are most of the drag cars I see inline? 

 

I have never done drags so I don't know much.


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Posted 26 December 2021 - 09:42 AM

Joe, I honestly have never tried building one with the sliders further back, I always left them full forward. I did mess with wire sizes, my preference is .059 outside rails with the center hinge being .062. The scrivener car is all .059 though, and it seemed super consistent. Longer bodies vs short bodies dont seem to make a huge difference. My best car forever was the Dart.

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 09:48 AM

Eddie, I think to an extent its to help make room for the rear tires under the bodies. There are side winder kits though.

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 09:59 AM

It seems like you always pin it from the same location. I guess never anything behind the hinge. So you put one basically above the hinge and the other one as far as you could go forward. Thanks again for the inspiration.
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Posted 26 December 2021 - 01:56 PM

Joe, I was told if you get the back body mount too far back, the body binds the chassis up and theyll come out of the slot half track. The mid America chassis has a really nice body set up, and Ive been moving to the further back holes. I should add, my local track is 1:8 mile

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 11:34 PM

That's interesting about the body pin tube location.


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Posted 27 December 2021 - 12:23 AM

I have pinned mine behind the hinge but I made a front plate that goes further down on the sides allowing for it & they run fine my little Opel GT has been the most consistent at our races lately.

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